Remove Plastic From New Garage Door - May 20th 2015

Remove Plastic From New Garage Door


Q:  We installed a new metal garage door that came covered in a plastic protective sheeting.  I now realize that I should have removed the plastic when the door was being installed, but it has been left on for several months.  Now it is difficult to peel off.  Any suggestions?


A:  This is a common problem.  It is easy to leave the plastic on, thinking you are protecting the surface.  To remove, prepare a pail of hot soapy water (dish soap is fine) and using a sponge, soak the door from top to bottom, keeping it soaking wet.  Apply heat with a hair dryer and repeat until all the plastic is removed. 

NOTE: Do not do this in bright sunshine